Live Evaluation: 2013 DT Montravius Adams

Montravius Adams is the No. 1 defensive tackle in the country on Scout and he continues to impress.

  • Prospect: Montravius Adams
  • Hometown: Vienna, Ga.
  • High School: Dooly County
  • Class: 2013
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Size: 6-3/300
  • Ranking on Scout: No. 1 DT | No. 7 Overall
  • Recruiting Notes: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, and Georgia appear to be the main competitors for Adams at this time. LSU, Oregon, USC, and a few others could receive official visits. He does not plan to announce his decision until 2013.

    The game Scout watched Adams play in was Dooly County vs. Marion County on October 19.

    Scouting Report: Adams made some of those plays in this game that shows why he is ranked where he is on Scout. He showed a great get-off, he was in the backfield before the quarterback could hand the ball off, and he just exploded up the field. He had a few of those type of plays that just left people in the stands with their jaws dropped.

    That is what Adams is all about. He has a great first step off the ball and he really hit the gaps well in this game most of the night. He can play high and when he did, he paid for it. Offensive linemen about half his size would get up under his pads and handle him. He did face double and some times triple-team blocks, but he played through them.

    Adams has that quick twitch that you cannot coach. He anticipates the snap, he fires off the ball, and when he comes off low with good pad level, he will split the blockers. He was good against the run and the pass in this game. He pressured the quarterback a couple of times, he stood up the blockers, shed the blocks, and made plays against the run too.

    One of the most impressive things about Adams in this game was his effort. Big guys can take plays off and most do, but Adams really played hard this game. He chased the ball 20-30 yards down the field a few times and very rarely slowed down.

    He made what could have been the game-changing play late in the third quarter when he exploded up the middle and caused a fumble that was recovered by Dooly County inside the Marion County 10 yard line. The bad thing was, Dooly County could not stick the ball in the end zone and remained down 12-7 (Which was the final score).

    Adams still is on the raw side when talking technique and he has a ways to go to be a finished product. He needs to work on that consistent pad level, work on his hands, and become more of a pass rusher, but with his tools, his size, and his potential, he is without question one of the top overall prospects in the country.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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